"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
— Albert Einstein (via sophianism)
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— Albert Einstein (via sophianism)
As we grow up, the problems around us only seem to get worse. I forgot to pack my lunch one day in elementary school so I had to eat a peanut butter and jelly that the secretary made out of bread and jam she kept incase kids like me showed up hungry. That used to be a problem. In high school, I…
Thomas Barnett (via thelittlephilosopher)
This is actually really frustrating because it makes you question so many things, especially your beliefs.(via timesofheer)
With great intelligence comes a greater effort to take a stand.
Contact: This was taken in an urban housing community in Las Piñas City. I think the young man was quite a bit too young to smoke, or maybe he just appears younger than his actual age. I found the framing of the window to be interesting, so I shot him through it, and I actually waited for him to notice me.
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— Professor Dreyfus paraphrasing Nietzsche (via forgettheworm)
#apple using a book about the futility of life to advertise a product seems a bit counter-productive. #camus #thestranger #existentialism #nihilism
— (via unconsciousintensity)
— Jonathan Martin (via animatemyveins)
— Chris Hodges (via richardnihil)
I am nothing.
I’ll never be anything.
I can not wish to be anything.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams of the world.(via biochemical-degradation)
A Meaningful Struggle: “Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being, squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man—state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world. Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d’honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification. It is the fantastic realization of the human essence since the human essence has not acquired any true reality. The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion. Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.” - Karl Marx
I wanted to associate this recent photographic work of mine to such a quote. We should ponder upon the foundation of our meaningful struggles once in a while.
We don’t know who you are, you do not know, no one does. When you finally pass away, you will be unremarked–or are you already a forgotten ghost who will never, ever be freed?